Designer
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Location: Fairfax, VA, USA
University: Art Institute of Washington
Major: Interior Design

Designer

JOCELYN COLVIN-DONALD
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OBJECTIVE
Position to apply knowledge and skills gained from Design education and prior experience. This knowledge, paired with a background in logistics and project/program management enhances my contribution to the Interior Design industry. Strong interest in building, remodeling and renovation projects that address Universal Design or Aging-in-Place issues and gaining more experience in other design disciplines, materials specification, and trade specialties. Excellent aptitude for learning new computer applications.

EDUCATION
--BFA, Interior Design, the Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA, 2013
--MA, Computer Resources and Information Mgt, Webster University, St Louis, MO
--BS, Biology, Auburn University, Montgomery, AL
--Continuing Education—completed 51 hours of Interior Design Continuing Education
Council-approved courses in General Knowledge, Health, Safety and Welfare, Sustainability, and Barrier-Free topics
Completed a 6 hour course on Aging-In-Place taught by a certified AIP specialist
PROFESSIONAL AND DESIGN SKILLS
--Supervisory/management positions in U.S. and foreign locations
--Developed and administered budgets/managed assets ranging from $300,000 to over $20 million
--Microsoft Office suite, modeling and simulation programs, website creation and administration,
AutoCAD 2010-present, Revit 2013- present, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign
--Seamstress experience of 30+ years, vast knowledge of fabrics, and excelled in my Textiles course at AIW.

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

AS A DESIGN CONSULTANT WITH HOMEWORK REMODELING:
--Accompanied owner/project manager to client meetings to determine project requirements
--Performed field measures and photographed spaces
-Conducted research for materials and furnishings
--Using design software, developed floor plans, electrical and lighting plans, and elevations for use by tradesmen and to help clients visualize the project
--Researched/sourced materials and furnishings to write project proposals
--Participated in local trade shows to advertise the company's projects/cultivate new clients
--Organized/maintained small resource library
AS A DESIGN INTERN WITH PERCEPTIONS INTERIORS:
--Met with potential and contracted clients to ascertain their needs
--Researched/specified materials, furnishings, fabrics
--Conducted field surveys to gather measurements and information for furniture placement and window treatments
--Used design programs to develop floor plans, lighting plans and elevations
--Researched, developed and procured door signage for a 100-unit condominium renovation project
--Assisted in staging completed projects for portfolio photography

PREVIOUS DESIGN EXPERIENCE
-Before deciding to pursue an Interior Design degree at the Art Institute:
--Planned an 1,800 sq ft basement renovation that included a full bath, home office, zoned lighting, and a home theater system totaling approximately $80,000. Sourced/purchased all finishing materials, furnishings, plumbing fixtures, flooring, and lighting
--Planned a complete interior remodel of a 1970s-era home to include writing a contract, hiring/
supervising workers, and purchasing all materials. Installed a new HVAC system, energy-efficient
windows and roof, along with flooring and lighting
---Completely renovated two bathrooms and installed accessible items for 80-year old client
The budget for the project was $50,000; it was completed for $46,000
--An accomplished seamstress--clothing and home décor; vast knowledge of textiles
WORK/SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
November 2016-May 2017, HomeWork Remodeling, Centreville, VA—Design Consultant
October 2015 – March 2016, Perceptions Interiors, Bethesda, MD—Intern
July 2010 – September 2013, Student, Art Institute of Washington, Rosslyn, VA
November 2001 – February 2005, AT&T Government Solutions, Rosslyn, VA
Logistics Systems Analyst: Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Simulation and Analysis Center
December, 1979-July 2001, continuous employment as a Transportation/Logistics Officer in the United States Air Force (highest security clearance held, TS/SCI)

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MEMBERSHIPS
--Member of Business and Professional Women/USA, 1988 to 2011—President of the Greater Fairfax Chapter, 2007-2009
--Member of the Washington DC Metro Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2009 to present
--Board Member of Final Salute Inc—a Northern Virginia non-profit to provide transitional support for homeless female military veterans and their children 2013 to present

interior design, aging in place, remodel, renovation